Hiking Gear: What to Bring on a Hike? The most important part of choosing hiking gear is that it shouldn’t burden you. You should focus on only including the essentials and pack light. From lightweight tents to the clothes you carry, they all decide how your hiking experience will be, and to decide the kind of equipment needed, it is important to focus on the factors that will help you make your hiking checklist.
How to Choose a Backpacking Tent? While choosing a backpacking tent, the most important buying decisions include the budget, the pack weight and the shelter chosen. They come in a variety of designs that vary from mansion-esque to minimalist. You can make the decision based on the capacity that depends on the number of sleepers.
HOW TO: SET UP GUYLINES AND STAKE YOUR TENT: You should make sure that your tent is as sturdy as possible to avoid a bad camping experience. Enter the guyline. You’ve probably seen those small ropes that dangle from your tent’s rain-fly, and are pegged tightly into the ground about a foot away from your tent.
5 TIPS FOR SURVIVING THE AUSSIE OUTBACK: There are a few places in the world as beautiful, as vast and as unforgiving as the Australian outback. With its climate, sweeping landscapes, unpredictable wildlife and immense size, the Australian outback still manages to draw in visitors from all around the globe, as well as among Aussies.
THE STATS DON'T LIE: CAMPING IS THE NEW AUSSIE TRAVEL NORM: As Aussies, we love camping. It’s been our favourite holiday go-to for centuries, even more so today than ever before. Now that the fundamentals of travel have changed, perhaps for many years to come, Aussies have turned their sights to their own backyard.
15 ULTRALIGHT BACKPACKING TIPS TO SHAVE OFF PACK WEIGHT: Packing light for the trail is a skill that many people have developed with time, experience and lots of back pain. If you love backpacking, but don’t like the way your whole body aches after lugging around a heavy pack on the trail, then you may consider ultralight backpacking. Ultralight backpacking means that your pack should have a base weight (everything in your pack that is not consumable or the clothing and footwear you’re wearing; i.e food, water and fuel) of around 4-5 kilos.
THE 5 BEST CAMPING SITES IN SOUTH AUSTRLIA: South Australia is a haven for natural outdoor beauty that you can immerse yourself in. The views, the quiet, the sense of being at one with nature; all these elements are offered in abundance at South Australia’s many camping sites. Whether you’re setting up camp in a forest, a rocky mountain or the white sandy beaches, you’ll always find something to do in the beautiful outdoors. Light a campfire, gaze at the starry night sky and let the serenity wash over you as you take in nature. That is the beauty of camping.
A BEGINNER'S GUIDE TO ULTRALIGHT BACKPACKING: Most ultralight backpackers have learned through years of trial and error on how to only bring the essentials, and get rid of the non-essential weight on the trail. Today, we’re looking at some of the best ultralight hiking tips to get you on the right track and perfect the art of lightening your load and becoming an expert ultralight backpacker. In fact, all it takes is to have a different mindset, and a little research and planning before you trip, and you’ll be well on your way to ultralight hiking.
THE 6 BEST CAMPING SPOTS IN WESTERN AUSTRALIA: Western Australia has some of the most beautiful places to explore if you’re ever planning on going on a camping trip. Seriously, we would recommend you put it into your bucket list immediately if you haven’t already done so. With the natural landscape and wildlife that surrounds Western Australia, the best way to see it all is through camping in the big outdoors.
THE 5 BEST CAMPING SITES IN TASMANIA: You have to be prepared, as much of the camping in Tasmania is more towards the rough side due to its natural environment. You may need to bring your own food and supplies like camping gear and water. It’s always better to be safe than sorry. Here’s our pick of some fantastic campsites for you to explore in Tassie.